Elaine has worked as an Equity Registered Stunt Co-ordinator and Performer in Films and Television for over 25 years. She also pursued her passion for art, and in 2013 studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton), where she graduated with a B.A. (Hons) Degree. She then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Fine Art.
The adrenalin rush, energy, and drama is ever-present and feeds into her creative practice, which involves painting, print and installation.
Nancy Balfour Award 2016 - Winchester School of Art
"My current work is an amalgamation of drama, imagination, and memory. The sea is my initial starting point and touch stone. The interaction with materials is the way I engage myself with the unconscious/subconscious and actual sea and the concepts of sea. This, I can feel free to use in whichever direction I choose. The physical act of pouring and pushing paint around is an intrinsic part of my practice, whereby I lose myself in the materiality of the painting process. I have a passion for colour and it’s emotive qualities within a painting. I endeavour to create art that the viewer will respond to on a sub conscious level in a similar way that the power of music can influence and affect our souls. .
An important value within my life has been 'the dramatic' and is a central thread in everything I become involved with. Subsequently, these qualities that I value, have been my guideline for the constituents of my art making within the last three years."
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